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  • 1. 1 Curriculum Vitae Dr. A K Kasthurba Address: Office Associate Professor Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology Calicut, NIT Calicut Campus (P.O.) Kerala, India 673 601 Residence 5/2679 B “Narayaneeyam”, Cherooty Nagar Colony, Puthiyara (P. O.), Calicut, Kerala, India 673 004 + 91 – 495 – 2286901 (Office) + 91 – 495 – 2287250 (Fax) + 91 – 495 – 2771799 (Residence) + 91 – 994600 6309 (Mobile) kasthurba@nitc.ac.in, kasthurba@yahoo.com  Dedicated educationalist and established architect with keen interest on Architectural Conservation and Traditional Building Materials  Innovative teacher devoted to learning and achieving global competence.  An active participant in community development projects with significant contributions in the field of Architectural Heritage Development and Conservation.  Life member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage ( INTACH) - Actively involved in Architectural Heritage Development of historic city of Calicut, India  Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering and Materials University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA ( 6 months -up to June 2014)  PhD in Building Materials, Building Technology Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 2006 1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 3. EDUCATION
  • 2. 2 THESIS: Characterization and Study of Weathering Mechanisms of Malabar Laterite for Building Purposes  MTech : Building Technology , Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1997 THESIS: Experimental study of Deterioration and Restoration Procedures of National Art Gallery Building, Madras Museum, Chennai  BArch, College of Engineering, Trivandrum University of Kerala, 1987 THESIS: Planning and Design of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam  Post Doctoral Research Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 2010  PG Diploma, I.H.S Erasmus University, Netherlands in Housing Science and Settlement Regularization, 2009. Project: Traditional Houses of Kerala  PG Diploma, Annamalai University, India on Yoga and Meditation 2011 Project: Yoga for students  Fulbright Nehru award to attend International Education Seminar in USA- Oct. 2013. Funded by CIES and USIEF.  Attended University Administrators Enrichment Program at RWTH Aachen University, Germany September 2012  Netherlands Fellowship award 2009 to attend short course on Land Management and Settlement Regularization at IHS Rotterdam, Netherlands August 2009  Vocational Excellency Award by Rotary International for Architectural services to the community November 2009  Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship for women 2010 at Department of Civil Engineering IIT Madras, Chennai  Principal Coordinator, ONGC funded project for Calicut Heritage Development- Renovation of Tali Temple and Miskal Mosque, Calicut- completed in June 2010  Awarded travel fellowship funded by African Union and UN – Scientific committee, International Symposium on Eco- materials for Construction – A pillar to green growth in Africa held at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, W. Africa, June 2013. Post held Period Department/Institution 1 Visiting research Fellow June 2013-June 2014 IIT Madras & UIC Chicago (Sabbatical leave till June 2014) 4. HONORS /AWARDS 5. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 3. 3 1 Associate Professor & Head Feb2011 to Feb 2013 Department of Arch, NITC, India 2 Associate Professor Oct.2007 to Feb 2013 Department of Arch, NITC, India 3 Assistant Professor Oct.2004- Oct.2007 Department of Arch, NITC, India 4 Lecturer May1990- Oct. 2004 Department of Arch, NITC, India 5 Lecturer April 1989- May 1990 Department of Arch., MIT Manipal, , India 6 Junior Architect June1988- Feb1989 Architecture Consultancy Firm, Calicut, India  Member, Society of Architecture Historians (SAH) Chicago, Illinois 60610.  Certified Registered Architect by Council of Architecture, CA/90/12959 under Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India.  Life Member, Indian Institute of Architects, (IIA)  Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) LM 10830  Life member, Indian Association for the Study of Cultural Property in India (IASC)  Life Member, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)  Sustainable Conservation of Architectural Heritage and Settlements  Environment Conservation and Sustainable Developments  Maintenance, Repair and Retrofit of Constructed Facilities  Building Materials  Functional efficiency of buildings  Architectural Conservation  Building Technology and Materials  History of Architecture-(Ancient, Medieval & Modern, Western & Indian) 6. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 7. RESEARCH INTERESTS 8. COURSES TAUGHT
  • 4. 4  Co-ordinator for national work shop on Traditional Architecture, Art and Crafts for students for B Arch students organized at NIT Calicut during 18-19 October 2012  Co-ordinator for ISTE-AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme for Teachers from Technical Institutions on Maintenance, Repair and Retrofit of Buildings held at NIT Calicut during May 18-23, 2010  Co-ordinator for National Seminar-workshop on Conservation of Architectural Heritage organized by INTACH and NIT Calicut on 1 November 2009  Co-ordinator for ISTE-AICTE sponsored short term training programme for teachers from Technical Institutions on Conservation of Architecture Monument & Settlements held at NIT Calicut during May 15-22, 2009.  Co-ordinator for ISTE-AICTE sponsored short term training programme for Teachers and Practitioners on Conservation of Architecture Heritage held at NIT Calicut during May 26-30, 2008  Co-ordinator for Seminar on Conservation of Monuments in Malabar organized by NIT Calicut, ASI, INTACH, IIA, DTPC and Malabar Chamber of Commerce on 3rd November 2007  Convener, Workshop and exhibition on “Conservation of Heritage Monuments” at NIT Calicut, on 8th December 2000 in collaboration on with ASI and INTACH  Post Doctoral Research Fellowship award 2010 for women constituted by IIT Madras  Revision of IS code on specification of laterite stone blocks for masonry code considered for revision (IS 3620: 1979) by sectional committee of Bureau of Indian Standards ( the report has been accepted by BIS meeting- BIS-CED6 held at CDOS, Jaipur , January 2012  Conducted surveys for documentation of Heritage Monuments in Malabar as a member of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), 2010  Submitted Technical report for funding the project on Conservation of Iringannoor temple and Environs- A heritage repository of Kadathanad (submitted for central funding)  Submitted Technical report for funding the project on Renovation of Sree Rama Temple, Thiruvangad, Tellicherry ( submitted for central funding)  Prepared report for Revitalizing Architectural plan for Government Mental Health Centre, Kozhikode 9. WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/SHORT TERM COURSES ORGANIZED 10. RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
  • 5. 5  Offered courses for B Arch UG Programme on Conservation of Architectural Heritage and Building Repair and Maintenance  Co-ordinated Architecural Documentation of Historic Buildings and sites in Calicut City with B Arch students and presented a scheme for Heritage development of Calicut city( published in The Hindu-Property Plus- on December 22, 2007)  Involved in MHRD project on “Strength and Durability Studies of Laterite as an Alternative Building Material- Conservation of Laterite Monuments” at IIT Madras 2003-2005 ( Doctoral research work)  Co-ordinator TEQIP project on Services to Community and Economy Services to Community and Economy- TEQIP project on Skill up-gradation and training for Rural craftsmen and women workers for Rs 1, 75,000; January 2007 to March 2007 (3 months)- Completed  Principal Co-ordinator for TEQIP project on Advanced production linked training for women entrepreneur of Kakkodi Panchayath carried out by NIT Calicut for the beneficiaries of Kakkodi Panchayat during January 2008 -completed  Principal Investigator for the consultancy project on Restoration of Miskal Mosque Calicut prepared for the Miskal Mosque Committee December 2007-  Principal Investigator for the consultancy project on Restoration of Tali Temple and Miskal Mosque, Calicut. Project Cost Rupees 2.35 crores; Project funded by ONGC, Government of India January 2009 ( Project work completed ) Refereed Journal Publications 1. Kasthurba A K ( 2012) Historic City of Fort Kochi, Kerala, India- Symbiosis of Conservation and development int. Journal of World Academy of Engineerimng and Technology Vol.70, 2012 pp 480-491 2. Kasthurba A K ( 2012) Characteristics of Malabar laterite as a building material- Field and laboratory studies ‘ Int. journal of Earth sciences and Engineering. pp 518-523 ISSN 0974-5904, Vol. 05, No.03 ( 01) 3. Kasthurba A K, Manu Santhanam and Mathews M S (2007), “Investigation of Laterite Stones for Building Purpose from Malabar Region, Kerala State, SW India. Part-1 Field Studies and Profile Characterisation” International Journal for Construction and Building Material Vol.21 pp 73-82 ( available online ) 4. Kasthurba A K and Manu Santhanam (2006) “Laterite as a Prime Material for Architectural Applications in Malabar Region of Western India” Int. Journal for Housing Science, Vol.30,No.3 pp 183-193 11. ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS 12. PROJECT WORK /CONSULTANCY 13. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  • 6. 6 5. Kasthurba A K, Manu Santhanam and H Achyuthan (2007), “Investigation of Laterite Stones for Building Purpose from Malabar Region, Kerala State, SW India. Part-3 Chemical analysis and microstructure studies” International Journal for Construction and Building Material doi:10.1016 /j.conbuildmat.2006.12.003 (available on line at www.sciencedirect.com) 6. Kasthurba AK, and Manu Santhanam (2005) “A Re-look into the Code Specifications for the Strength Evaluation of Laterite Stone Blocks for Masonry Purposes”, Institution of Engineers (India) Journal – Architectural Engineering Division. Vol.86, April 2005, pp 1-6 7. Kasthurba A K (2006) “Pre-historic Megaliths of Kerala” STAPATHI Journal on Traditional Indian Architecture. Vol.7, Jan- Mar 2006, pp 4-11. 8. Kasthurba A K and Mathews M S (2001), “Restoration of Architectural Heritage Buildings- A case Study of National Art Gallery Madras”, STAPATHI Journal on Traditional Indian Architecture. Vol.2, April-June 2001, pp 23-31 9. Kasthurba A K, Mathews M S and Manu Santhanam (2007) Weathering Damages to Laterite Stone Monuments: Decay Features and Properties of Laterite in Churches of Goa, W. India. Journal of Conservation of Cultural Property in India 10. Kasthurba A K, Manu Santhanam and Mathews M S (2007), “Investigation of Laterite Stones for Building Purpose from Malabar Region, Kerala, Part-2 Physical and Mechanical properties” International Journal for Construction and Building Material Refereed Conference Proceedings 1. Kasthurba A K ( 2013) Sustainable development of urban heritage at Fort Kochi, Kerala India “ in International Conference AEI 2013 at Architectural Engineering Institute , Pennsylvannia State University, USA during 3-5 April 2013 2. Kasthurba A K (2012) “ Characteristics of Malabar laterite as a Building Material- Field and Laboratory studies” in International conference IES 2012 Kumamoto University, Japan during 5-7 March 2012 3. Kasthurba A K (2011) “ Weathering of laterite in Monuments of Western India” in national conference on Advances in Architecture at Manipal University 14-16 December 2011 4. Kasthurba A K (2011) Sustainable development of Heritage sites in Stapathi- national journal of traditional architecture Vol.8, Jan- March 2011, pp32-34. 5. Kasthurba A K, Manu Santhanam and Hema Achyuthan (2006) “Dependency of Engineering Behaviour of Malabar Laterite on Profile Characterstics”, in Asia Ociana Geoscience Society 3rd Annual Meeting (AOGS 2006),Singapore, July 10-14, 2006 6. Kasthurba A K, Manu Santhanam and Mathews M S (2006) “Characteristics and Weathering Mechanisms of Laterite Building Stones in Historic Monuments of Western India”, International conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2006) held at New Delhi, Nov6-8, 2006. 7. Kasthurba A K and Manu Santhanam (2004) “Strength Evaluation of Laterite Stone Blocks for Masonry Purposes” National Conference on Recent
  • 7. 7 Developments in Materials and Structures (REDMAT 2005) held at NIT Calicut December 2—6, 2004. 8. Kasthurba A K, Mathews M S, Manu Santhanam and Hema Achyuthan (2003) “Properties and Performance of Laterite Building Stone” 8th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal & Maintenance of Structures, Singapore. December 18-19, 2003, pp 277-284 9. Kasthurba A K and Mathews M S (2000) “ Study of Stone Weathering in National Art Gallery, Chennai and Strategies for Conservation” International Conference on Stone Weathering Due to Atmospheric Pollution NET Work (SWAPNET 2001) at Prague, Czech Republic. May 7-11, 2001 10. Kasthurba A K and Mathews M S (2000) “Investigation of Deterioration and Conservation Strategies for Historic Buildings.” International Seminar workshop on Traditional Indian Architecture , Department of Architecture and Regional Planning , IIT Kharagpur, November 3-5, 2000 Books (Refereed) 1. Kasthurba A K ( 2013) Architecture of Tali Temple Kozhikode - Conservation of heritage repository of the Zamorins. Published by Vastuvidyapratistananm, Calicut, India( In press) 2. Kasthurba A K and KKN Kurup ( 2013) – The heritage Monuments of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Published by Malabar Institute for Research & Development, Vatakara, India 3. Kasthurba A K ( 2012)” Kuttichira- A Medieval Muslim Settlement of Kerala- with special reference to Architectural Heritage, Published by Malabar Institute for Research & Development, Vatakara, India 4. Kasthurba A K, (1999) “Conservation of Historic Building in Stone”, Architectural Engineering Handbook 2000, published by Architectural Engineering Division Board of Institution of Engineers (India), Kerala state and Calicut Local Centre December 1999, pp H1-H19. 5. Kasthurba A K, Balagopal T S Prabu (2002) “Maritime Constructions of Colonial Period in North Malabar” Edited by M O Koshy Cannanore in the Maritime History of India, Published by Kannur University, November 2002, pp 65-68. 6. Kasthurba A K (2011) “Tali Temple and Environs” in Malabar- Heritage and Prestige- Edited by Dr P B Salim and M C Vasist, Published by Mathrubhumi press, Calicut Abroad Visits Countries visited (Year) Purpose Prague, Czech Republic (May 2001) To attend and present paper for International conference on Stone Weathering due to Atmospheric pollution NET work (SWAPNET2001)
  • 8. 8 Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi, UAE Architectural study tour Singapore (December 2004) To attend and present paper for conference on Maintenance Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings Japan- Kumamoto University, 2012 To attend and present paper for International conference I HS Netherlands RWTH Aachen, Germany To attend PG diploma, Erasmus University Seminar at Aachen University, Germany 2012 Burkina Faso, Africa2013 Invited speaker – 2iE International Conference United States of America- Pennstate University, George Mason University, University of IOWA, University of Illinois, North Western University, Chicago, University of Nebraska- Lincoln & Omaha, American University, Washington DC. Attend conference AEI 2013 at Pennsylvania & Fulbright- Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar 2013, Visiting Research Fellow, UIC, IL, USA. Prof K K N Kurup Director, Malabar Institute of Historical Research Vatakara Kozhikode District Kerala, India kknkurupmird@gmail.com Phone:+9747002929 Dr. M S Mathews Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036, India Email: mathews@iitm.ac.in Phone: +9445108426 Prof. Krishna R Reddy Professor Department of Civil &Materials Engineering University of Illinois, Chicago USA kreddy@uic.edu Phone: 6308490207 Dr T Satyamurthy Former Director, Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai, India Director REACH Foundation Chennai, India www.conserveheritage.org Phone: +9444254285 REFERENCES

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